Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 7/19/12

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 08: Running back Ahman Green #34 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by linebacker Barrett Ruud #51 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on November 8, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 38-28. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Retired NFL players typically have plenty of options when it comes to using their football talent and skill set after their playing career is over. Many become analysts on television and radio, while others transition into a coaching or front office role. However, Green Bay Packers all-time leading rusher Ahman Green found an innovative way of using his football background: teaching a young baseball player the best ways to train. Prior to the 2012 Major League Baseball season, Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes was in the Dominican Republic. While waiting for contract offers to determine which team he'd join, Cespedes now with the Oakland Athletics -- was working out and preparing himself for the transition to baseball in the big leagues. In one of Cespedes' workout videos produced by his agency, Green mysteriously popped up 24 minutes into a 28-minute showcase of Cespedes' athletic prowess.The two were working their way across a rope in the Jarabacoa River. But how did Green, a fo...
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